By Business Wire, October 01, 2013, 11:03:00 AM EDT
Geoffrey Wigner Brings More than 25 Years of Experience in Building
Assist today announced Geoffrey Wigner as executive vice president
of facilities for the Chicago-based technology-driven facilities
maintenance and management company.
Wigner, 48, previously served as senior director of store services for Dollar
General(NYSE:DG), where he successfully managed more than $500
million in capital and expense budgets while directing major projects
affecting more than 10,000 stores. He joins an expanded SMS Assist
executive team that includes Vice President of Client Services Michael
McMath, formerly of Wal-Mart
(NYSE:WMT), Chief Sales Officer Dave Sweitzer, formerly of Waste
Management (NYSE:WM) and Chief Operating Officer Matthew Pitts, who
previously controlled maintenance for more than 2,200 Home
Depot (NYSE:HD) locations.
In his role with Dollar General, Wigner crafted and executed strategies
to improve operations, control costs and drive revenue and profit. He
has a proven talent for blending strategic and tactical planning, and
helped the nationwide retailer open 625 new stores, and renovate 525
others, in fiscal year 2011. He received his MBA from Western Kentucky
"Geoff's abilities in operational leadership and budget analysis are
critical to managing the growth of SMS Assist," said Michael Rothman,
SMS Assist chief executive officer. "His experience in process
improvement, execution and team building will ensure that SMS Assist
continues to function seamlessly as we sign additional customers, many
with thousands of service locations."
SMS Assist is the leading next generation facilities maintenance
outsourcer, serving more than 50,000 locations through its network of
more than 28,000 vendors. It turns cost centers into expense reduction
centers by identifying innovative ways to reduce expenses and gain
operational efficiencies. SMS Assist's proprietary platform tracks the
service order, bills the customer, provides compliance reports and
manages for quality. Customers also benefit from real-time visibility
into work orders and spend by store, service type and geography, data
that is unique to SMS Assist.
About SMS Assist: SMS Assist is a Chicago-based technology
company providing facilities management services to a national roster of
clients representing more than 50,000 service locations. It turns cost
centers into expense reduction centers by identifying innovative ways to
reduce expenses and gain operational efficiencies .SMS Assist employs
its proprietary technology to execute millions of facilities management
services annually while providing significant cost savings for clients.
With more than 28,000 affiliated providers, SMS is equipped to deliver
on-time, quality service to every location, every time. We execute so
you can manage. To learn more, visit www.smsassist.com.
Source: SMS Assist